Plans for MORE adventure escape rooms announced in Northampton
Offices in Northampton are set to be turned into live escape rooms and leisure facilities but one nearby worker said he objects because he preempts "excessive noise levels."
In a planning application form, business, Escape London who proposes to open live Crystal-Maze style escape rooms on Gold Street said: "We are going to have an escape room venue and would have to build two partition walls inside the property, so we could have two separate escape rooms.
"No structural works to be carried inside or outside of the property. All we would do is refurbishment inside and building two partition walls which will be removed by end of tenancy agreement."
In a planning representation, one man said: "I rent the second-floor office space above unit 1C on the second floor.
"I object to the change of use on the ground of excessive noise levels. This is based on a previous tenant who utilised the first-floor space as a wellness centre.
"The unit was used by the general public and excessive disturbance to our working day was regularly endured. With this in mind, it is our belief that the unit should remain as an office."
However, the Town and Conservation Advisory Committee discussed the application and welcome proposals enabling the upper floors to be brought back into use.
This news follows the announcement that a derelict workshop is now being renovated on Connaught Street to make way for four escape rooms, which will open in May.
The one-hour, timed game, Trapp'd, is designed to shut in a small group of people inside a themed room where participants are encouraged to use teamwork skills, intuition and intelligence to crack challenging codes, which will lead to their escape.